This is my $745.00 dollar budget build, I need it for playing a few games, and I also wanted to record with ease.
The Back Story For a while I was playing games on a five year old laptop. I got 15 (usually) steady fps with render distance on 4, everything turned off. One day, I was getting a normal of 7 fps. I knew, this wasn't going to work anymore. I bought a Dell Inspiron Laptop with an Intel i5, tried it out, and it ran my games very well. But I noticed something, it's really loud. So I returned it and I was out of a good computer for five months, it wasn't easy but I knew I needed to custom build a pc. After five months designing it, it's here.
11/22/2015 After some worries about the CPU overheating while doing video transcoding, I decided to get a Cooler Master 212 Evo. Not needed for the amount of heat this CPU puts out but I'm ready for a 4690K when I decide to upgrade.
Added a Cooler Master Sickle flow fan w/ Red LED.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive benchmark test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saJ8jV3eoLg
Minecraft benchmark test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skXpH9331Ww
I have a 1920 x 1080 monitor for those who need that info. If you want to know anything about the parts that I didn't mention here feel free to ask. Overall its a great PC and my gaming experience has never been better!
Gets the job done, can't be overclocked but works well in games that are not CPU intensive. If you're playing CPU intensive games, get the i5. But if you're just playing indie games and CS:GO it works flawlessly.
Would buy again, fairly priced and have not had any issues.
No problems, it's RAM.
It works. If you have the cash set up a RAID with an SSD instead.
Great for 1080p, I've never run into a problem that is a problem with the graphics card being under powered. I run CS:GO 300 fps maxed out.
Cheap and with lights, looks really awesome especially when turned on. I bought two extra fans to go in this case, you can add up to four. Not a great amount of cable space in the back. It has Dust filters for the front fan(s) and one for the power supply. The case also has a window on the side so I can see all the dust that I need to clean out of it, nice feature.
No problems, hasn't exploded. Semi modular seems to be a good medium between fully modular and not. I would buy again.
Loud, Rattling, and Cheap, all the features that you would expect from any Optical Drive. Hasn't broken, used it to install Windows, watched a few movies on DVD with it, works fine.
Riding Windows 7 until it drops.
Quiet fans, I have one in the front of my case and one in the top of my case. No rattling, only a quiet hum comes from these. Feels like it pulls slightly more air than stock fan that came with my case. Also comes with a Molex adapter and silica gel.